As it becomes more apparent that Apple won't be updating the Mac Pro this year I have begun considering my options, one of which being the switch to a PC platform. But how hard is this transition? Perhaps I'm posting this in the wrong forum. Has anyone here managed this transition before? Perhaps someone can point me in the direction of those who have? I know that I will have to purchase new licenses for most of my software. That's going to be a headache. Are there other speed bumps to this switch that I'm not aware of? Some background: I'm a video editor. I switched from FCP7 to Adobe when FCPX came on the scene (half-baked in my opinion, although now I understand that it's improved with updates). At first my 2010 Mac Pro 6-core was very capable of meeting my needs. But about a year ago I started shooting 4K footage and my system couldn't keep up. So I upgraded all the internals of my system. Here's my current config: 2x 6-core 3.46GHz 48GB RAM 2x Nvidia GTX 980 in Cubix Xpander 512GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD-SATA (OSX) 512GB Samsung XP941 SSD-PCIE (scratch) 2x 1TB Samsung 840 Pro SSD as RAID 0 in a Sonnet Tempo Pro PCIE (media) Even with this very fast system (Geekbench Multi-Core Score: 32000) I'm getting poor playback in my PP timeline when several filters are applied to a clip. Renders and exports also take a long time. I believe what's holding me back is my dated motherboard, old CPUs, and slow RAM. It's my hope that switching to a more modern PC system will eliminate these bottlenecks.